"This ancient Buddhist temple, a special head temple of Shingon Buddhism, is reached by taking the Hashikurasan Ropeway a 10-minute walk from Hashikura Station on the JR Dosan Line. Records state the temple was founded to enshrine a statue personally carved by the great monk Kobo Daishi to serve as its principal object of worship in 828 after he received a sign from the god Konpira. Also known as the ""Inner Sanctuary of Konpira,"" the temple is one of the stations on the Shikoku 20 Bekkaku Temple Pilgrimage and is visited by many pilgrims traveling the route. The temple is famous for its ceremonies such as an esoteric star ceremony which involves praying to the celestial body which will govern your fortunes for the year; and a memorial service for old chopsticks held on August 4th, the day of chopsticks. Many of the temple's buildings, such as its main temple building and Gomaden hall, have been designated national and prefectural Important Cultural Properties."
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